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Relationship of Obesity to Recanalization After Hyperacute Recombinant Tissue-Plasminogen Activator Infusion Therapy in Patients With Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion.
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PMID:  22285386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: This was a retrospective analysis of factors related to recanalization after hyperacute recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator (rt-PA) infusion therapy in patients with middle cerebral artery occlusion. METHODS: Of the 50 patients (39 males and 11 females; mean age 70 ± 11 years) with cerebral infarction who were able to undergo diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the head within 24 hours of starting rt-PA infusion therapy while hospitalized at our center between April 2007 and October 2010, 23 patients (18 males and 5 females; mean age 71 ± 9.4 years) with hyperacute cerebral infarction with findings of obstruction in the proximal segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA-M1) served as subjects. RESULTS: Of the 23 patients with MCA occlusion, 13 (57%) were recanalized. Analysis of factors related to recanalization revealed a significant difference (P = .019) for obesity (body mass index >25 kg/m(2)), with significantly more obese patients in the nonrecanalized group than in the recanalized group. The study revealed no significant differences in other factors between the 2 groups. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that obesity may be involved in recanalization after hyperacute rt-PA infusion therapy in patients with MCA occlusion.
Ichiro Deguchi; Yasuko Ohe; Takuya Fukuoka; Tomohisa Dembo; Harumitsu Nagoya; Yuji Kato; Hajime Maruyama; Yohsuke Horiuchi; Norio Tanahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology and Cerebrovascular Medicine, Saitama International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama, Japan.
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